Download Iraq Administrative Boundary GIS Data – governorates Districts and more

Download Iraq’s administrative boundary GIS data, covering governorates and districts. Elevate your mapping projects with comprehensive GIS data sets.

Attention GIS enthusiasts! Exciting news from IGISMAP! We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our extensive GIS data collection with over 100 new countries, and one of them is the Republic of Iraq. Now, you can conveniently access and download essential shapefiles of administrative divisions and various geographic features of Iraq using our Download GIS Data tool. These shapefiles are offered in popular GIS formats like ESRI Shapefile, KML, GeoJSON, or CSV. Enjoy exploring and analyzing Iraq’s geographic data for your projects and research

GIS data in IGISMAP can also be accessed from Add GIS Data tool, where you can perform geospatial operations and analysis on these data in IGISMAP mapping platform itself. To know more about Add GIS Data, check the article – Add GIS data from IGISMap GIS data collection.

Note:

  • All data available are in GCS datum EPSG:4326 WGS84 CRS (Coordinate Reference System).
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Download Iraq Governorates Shapefile Data

Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a federal parliamentary republic in West Asia, consisting of 19 governorates. It shares borders with Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Syria. Baghdad is the capital and largest city. The population is diverse, with Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen, Assyrians, Armenians, Yazidis, Mandaeans, Persians, and Shabakis. Islam is the predominant religion, with minorities following Christianity, Yazidism, Mandaeism, Yarsanism, and Zoroastrianism. Arabic and Kurdish are the official languages, with Turkish, Suret, and Armenian recognized in specific regions.

Iraq comprises 19 governorates, also known as “provinces.” According to the Iraqi constitution, governorates can form autonomous regions. Four governorates, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Duhok, and Halabja, make up the autonomous Kurdistan Region. Baghdad and Basra are the oldest provinces, while Ninawa (Nineveh) is the second most populous with a cooler climate in the north-west.

Iraq Governorates Boundaries

Download Iraq Governorates Shapefile

After successfully logging in with a legitimate email address, select the country you want to work with. Next, choose the specific layer you need and click on the download option. Once that’s done, pick the desired format to acquire the essential GIS data. Before proceeding with the data download, make sure to review the data table for any relevant information.

Download Iraq District Shapefile Data

Iraq is subdivided into 120 districts, known as “kaza” in Arabic. The district typically shares the same name as its district capital. These districts serve as important administrative units within the governorates, contributing to the effective governance and organization of the country.

Iraq District Boundaries

Download Iraq Districts Shapefile

Download Iraq Capital City Shapefile Data

Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and the second-largest city in the Arab world, next to Cairo. Positioned on the Tigris River, it stands close to the ancient city of Babylon’s remains. In 762 CE, Baghdad was designated as the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate, leading to remarkable development. In a short span, it emerged as a significant cultural, commercial, and intellectual hub in the Muslim world. Boasting prominent academic institutions like the House of Wisdom and a diverse, multiethnic, and multi-religious populace, Baghdad gained global renown as the “Center of Learning.”

Iraq Capital City Boundary

Download Iraq Capital Shapefile

Other Administrative Boundary Data:

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Above all links are provided for GIS data of Iraq if you are looking for any specific data please write us on support@igismap.com

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Download Laos Administrative Boundary Shapefiles – provinces, districts and more

Calling all GIS enthusiasts! IGISMAP welcomes you to a remarkable journey. Discover the power of mapping with Laos’s administrative boundary shapefiles, featuring provinces, districts, and more. Elevate your projects with these comprehensive GIS datasets, paving the way for enriched exploration and mapping. Don’t miss this opportunity to redefine your mapping endeavors!

With a vast collection of GIS data covering 150+ countries, each nation offering over 150 datasets, IGISMAP is becoming an irreplaceable asset in geospatial industry. Our GIS data collection stands out for its precise representation of administrative divisions and various geographic features like rivers, roads, and airports. Users can access these data from two tools of IGISMAP: Download GIS Data and Add GIS Data. Choose from multiple data formats, including Shapefile, KML, GeoJSON, or CSV to download data from Download GIS Data tool. To learn more about the Add GIS Data tool, explore our article “Add GIS data from IGISMap GIS data collection.” In this comprehensive guide, we’ll show you how to download administrative-level GIS data for Laos using the Download GIS Data tool. Take the hassle out of GIS data searching and embark on a smooth geospatial journey with IGISMAP as your reliable companion!

Note:

  • All data available are in GCS datum EPSG:4326 WGS84 CRS (Coordinate Reference System).
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Here is the video tutorial to download data:

Download Shapefile Data of Laos

Laos is a landlocked country located in Southeast Asia, officially known as the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Situated at the center of the Indochinese Peninsula, Laos shares its borders with Myanmar and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the southeast, and Thailand to the west and southwest. The capital city of Laos is Vientiane, which is also its largest city.

Laos National Boundary

Download Laos National Boundary Shapefile

After successfully logging in with a legitimate email address, select the country you want to work with. Next, choose the specific layer you need and click on the download option. Once that’s done, pick the desired format to acquire the essential GIS data. Before proceeding with the data download, make sure to review the data table for any relevant information.

Download Laos Provinces Shapefile Data

Laos, officially known as the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, is divided into 17 provinces (referred to as “khoueng” in Lao) and one prefecture, which is the Vientiane capital city municipality (known as “Na Kone Luang Vientiane” in Lao).

Laos province boundaries

Download Laos Province Boundaries Shapefile

This shapefile covers following Province of Laos listed below:

  1. Attapeu
  2. Bokeo
  3. Bolikhamxay
  4. Champasak
  5. Houaphanh
  6. Khammouane
  7. Luang Namtha
  8. Luang Prabang
  9. Oudomxay
  10. Phongsaly
  11. Salavan
  12. Savannakhet
  13. Sekong
  14. Vientiane (capital)
  15. Vientiane Province
  16. Xaignabouli
  17. Xekong

Download Laos District Shapefile Data

Laos is divided into districts, which are administrative subdivisions within the provinces. The number of districts can vary within each province, totaling approximately 141 districts in Laos. Each district is led by a district administrator and is further divided into villages or towns.

Laos District Boundaries

Download Laos District Boundaries Shapefile

Other Administrative Boundary Data:

Other GIS Data:

Above all links are provided for GIS data of Laos if you are looking for any specific data please write us on support@igismap.com

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  52. Portugal
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Download Libya Administrative Boundary Shapefiles – National, Districts and more

Access Libya GIS data of administrative boundaries, national, districts, in formats – shapefile, KML, GeoJSON, CSV, KMZ

Thrilling updates for those passionate about Geographic Information Systems (GIS)! IGISMAP’s GIS data collection has now expanded to include Libya, among over 100 other countries. Dive into the comprehensive and up-to-date GIS data for Libya, encompassing a wide array of geographic and administrative features like water bodies, roads, airport locations, and more. This dataset encompasses various administrative boundaries, providing valuable insights for your mapping projects, whether on a national or local scale. You have the flexibility to choose from formats such as ESRI Shapefile, KML, GeoJSON, and CSV for easy downloads. Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity to elevate your mapping projects with the latest GIS data for Libya, complete with administrative boundaries. Enjoy your exploration and mapping!

With MAPOG’s versatile toolkit, you can effortlessly upload vector and raster files, add WMS (Web Map Service) layers, upload Excel or CSV data, incorporate existing files, perform polygon splitting and merging, generate new polygon and polyline data, use the converter for various formats, conduct buffer analysis, create grids, transform points into polygons, calculate isochrones, and utilize the geocoder for precise location information.

We provide an extensive range of data formats, including KML, SHP, CSV, GeoJSON, Tab, SQL, Tiff, GML, KMZ, GPKZ, SQLITE, Dxf, MIF, TOPOJSON, XLSX, GPX, ODS, MID, and GPS, ensuring compatibility and accessibility for a variety of applications and analyses.

If you want to know how to use Add GIS Data tool, check out this article Add GIS data from IGISMap GIS data collection.

Note:

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Download Shapefile Data of Libya

Nestled within the Maghreb region of North Africa, Libya stands as a country of substantial importance, officially known as the State of Libya. It shares its borders with the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad to the south, Niger to the southwest, Algeria to the west, and Tunisia to the northwest. Comprising the historical regions of Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica, Libya’s vast expanse covers 1.8 million km2 (700,000 sq mi), ranking it as Africa’s fourth-largest and the Arab world’s, as well as the 16th largest globally. The dynamic capital, Tripoli, nestled in the northwest, not only houses over a million residents but also resonates as a center of cultural and societal vibrancy within the nation’s seven million-strong population.

Libya National Boundary

Download Libya National Boundary Shapefile

After successfully logging in with a legitimate email address, select the country you want to work with. Next, choose the specific layer you need and click on the download option. Once that’s done, pick the desired format to acquire the essential GIS data. Before proceeding with the data download, make sure to review the data table for any relevant information.

Download Libya District Shapefile Data

Libya is divided into twenty-two districts. Districts are the highest administrative regions in Libya.

Libya Districts Boundaries

Download Libya Districts Shapefile

This shapefile covers following districts of Libya listed below:

  1. Tripoli
  2. Murqub
  3. Jabal al Gharbi
  4. Nalut
  5. Zawiya
  6. Jafara
  7. Misrata
  8. Sirte
  9. Benghazi
  10. Marj
  11. Butnan
  12. Al Wahat
  13. Kufra
  14. Al Jufra
  15. Wadi al Shatii
  16. Murzuq
  17. Sabha
  18. Wadi al Hayaa
  19. Nalut
  20. Yafran
  21. Ghadamis
  22. Ghat

Download Libya Administrative Boundaries Combined Shapefile Data

There are currently 22 districts in Libya, according to the 2007 Administrative Divisions Law.These districts are further subdivided into municipalities (baladiyat). The municipalities are the basic administrative units in Libya. They are responsible for providing basic services to the people, such as education, healthcare, and infrastructure.

Libya National District Boundaries

Download Libya National, District Shapefile

Other GIS Data:

Above all links are provided for GIS data of Libya if you are looking for any specific data please write us on support@igismap.com

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Download Colombia Administrative Boundary Shapefiles – National , Provinces and more

Download Colombia Shapefile Maps – Colombia National Boundary, Colombia Provinces, Roads, Airports, Railway & Highway Lines

Have you been hunting GIS data too long and couldn’t find the right data or a proper data collection hub for fulfilling your requirements? Worry no more, IGISMAP GIS solutions offer a comprehensive collection of GIS data for over 150 countries, providing access to more than 150 datasets per country. Each dataset is carefully curated and accurately represents the administrative divisions of the respective countries. IGISMAP provides two essential tools for accessing this data: the Download GIS Data and Add GIS Data functionalities. Users can download the data in multiple formats, including ESRI Shapefile, KML, GeoJSON, or CSV, depending on their preferences and requirements. The platform ensures that users have a seamless experience in accessing valuable GIS data for their projects. Check the article – Add GIS data from IGISMap GIS data collection to understand more about Add GIS Data.

In this article, we will talk about administrative level GIS data of Colombia and how it can be accessed from Download GIS Data tool. GIS data of almost all natural and man made geographic features are available in IGISMAP for Colombia. This article will give you an overview of all the administrative divisions GIS data available for Colombia.

Note:

  • All data available are in GCS datum EPSG:4326 WGS84 CRS (Coordinate Reference System).
  • You need to login for downloading the shapefile.

Download Free Shapefile Data of Colombia

The geography of Colombia is characterized by its six main natural regions that present their own unique characteristics, from the Andes mountain range region shared with Ecuador and Venezuela; the Pacific Coastal region shared with Panama and Ecuador; the Caribbean coastal region shared with Venezuela and Panama; the Llanos (plains) shared with Venezuela; the Amazon rainforest region shared with Venezuela, Brazil, Peru and Ecuador; to the insular area, comprising islands in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It share its maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

Colombia National Boundary

Download Colombia National Boundary Shapefile

Download Colombia Provinces Shapefile Data

Colombia is divided into 32 provinces

Colombia Provinces Boundaries

Download Colombia Provinces Boundaries Shapefile

Other GIS Data:

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Convert Shapefile to TopoJSON

ESRI shapefile are the binary vector data storage format for storing the location, shape, and attributes of geographic features. It is stored as a set of related files and contains one feature class. Whereas TopoJSON (topological geospatial data) is an extension of GeoJSON that encodes topology. The necessity of conversion is to reduce the size of data. While using Shapefile, you have to take care of all its mandatory files such as .shp, .shx, .dbf, .prj etc. Whereas GeoJSON and TopoJSON formats are single file formats.

There are many online and desktop application based solutions to do this conversion. But the method everyone looking forward is an easy way to convert a file to a preferred format. In this article we will see how easy is IGISMAP for the conversion process. Following are the methods to convert Shapefile to TopoJSON using IGISMAP Converter tool.

Use Online Converter Tool – Shapefile to TopoJSON MapOG

IGISMAP (Now MAPOG) to Convert Shapefile to TopoJSON

Go to MAPOG Converter Tool, after logging in with your registered email and password. If you are a new user, click the Sign Up button in the Login popup and register to IGISMAP by filling the details.

There are three main steps for using GIS Converter:

  • Upload the data
  • Choose the format to which it should be converted
  • Download the converted file.

Step one is to upload your Shapefile which you want to convert. You can upload the file from your system or select from the Recent Files.

Upload Shapefile

Here we using the Shapefile of India state level boundaries with demographic information. You can find this data in IGISMAP GIS Data Collection –

Step two is to select choose the output format of the converted file, in this case its TopoJSON. You can also set the Coordinate Reference System of your preference. As a default CRS will set to WGS 84 (World) [EPSG:4326]. Click on the Convert File button.

Select TopoJSON as Output Format

Your Shapefile will then get converted to TopoJSON file after a few seconds and will be published in the map canvas. You can download the TopoJSON file of New York state boundary by clicking the Download Converted File button.

Download and Publish TopoJSON File

You can also choose to style the layer or continue with further conversion process by clicking the Convert Another File button.

Converted Files section from the dashboard contains the list of the details of all the conversion done in your account, providing both input and output data available for download their corresponding formats.

IGIS Map Converter Tool provides many benefits other then just conversion of data. This tool provides us to generate this published map in PDF or as image format.

Info GIS Map supports most of the commonly used GIS or AutoCAD files like Shapefile SHP, KML, KMZ, CSV, TopoJSON, GeoJSON, GML, DXF, GeoTIFF, NetCDF, GRIB, HDF5, OSM, PBF, and many more raster and vector files, along with that it support more than 4000 Coordinate Reference System.

Here are other two ways to convert shapefile to topojson

Use Online Converter Tool – Shapefile to TopoJSON MapOG

Offline Method : Convert Shapefile to topojson through GDAL and then through geo2topo tool npm:

To convert shape file to topojson format offline you need to download GDAL and Node.js.  First step is to convert shapefile to geojson data format, which is done by using ogr2ogr command available in GDAL package. After successful installation check ogr2ogr availability by typing ogr2ogr in command prompt or by typing dir that will show all available directories.

Now you can convert shapefile to geojson data format by using given command

  • Ogr2ogr –f Geojson file_name.json input.shp

Here –f option is used to shows the file format, which shows output file format is geojson. GDAL takes name of output file prior to input file.

Convert geojson to topojson:

Now to convert geojson data to topojson data format you have to download node.js which is available https://nodejs.org/en/ here. After successful installation you need to check npm availability using command

  • npm –check.

If not available use

  • npm install -g npm-check

After this you need to install topojson-server for conversion of data that can be done by using

  • npm install topojson-server command

Now all setup is ready

Use geo2topo command to convert geojson data to topojson data

  • geo2topo –o geo.json topo.json

Here –o option is used to give the output. If command doesn’t run and gives error as no such file or directory. Then specify full path for file for both input and output. The older versions were having topojson as a command to convert geojson data format to topojson data format. Topojson is named as geo2topo command in new version.

Convert Shapefile to TopoJSON – Online Method

Mapshaper is an online tool that converts shape file to topojson data format directly. You only need to drag the shape file to http://mapshaper.org/ site. Then use export option to convert this data into topojson format. In Mapshaper there are many option are available to simplify the geometry, which you can explore.

convert shapefile to topojson

You may also look over converting kml to shapefile and shapefile to kml conversion.

I hope this article helped you in converting the file from Shapefile to TopoJSON. If you find any problem in performing operation do let me know by commenting below.

Merge two or more polygons, points or polyline of Shapefile

Merge two or more polygons, points or polyline of Shapefile in QGIS. Do you want to merge features of to combine them into one feature and to maintain its database dbf values along with it. QGIS – Quantum Geographic information system is of the most important for geographers and with the help of this tool I would demonstrate you to merge features within same layer. You can also have a look on how to merge more than two shapefiles.

If you haven’t installed QGIS, lets install Latest Quantum GIS first and open it up. Here are the steps to merge features of shapefile in QGIS.

Merge two or more polygons, points or polyline of Shapefile in QGIS:

We can merge two features in Shapefile in QGIS easily. Let’s say I have a Shapefile states.shp and I want to merge two states. Open up your QGIS tool.

1.) Select the layer and click the toggle edit button from the toolbar.

2.) Click on select tool from toolbar as indicated in the image.

Merge two or more polygons, points or polyline of Shapefile

3.) Press control (ctrl) key and click on the features you want to merge to select them.

4.) Click on the Edit option where you can find find merge selected features.

Merge two or more polygons, points or polyline of Shapefile

5.) You will see this window after selecting merge selected button.

6.) In the above dialogue box you can see there are three columns and four rows. In the first row you can select options for the fields so that what value you want to assign for the merged feature. Go ahead and try the given options.

7.) In the last row you can see the option you selected or you can delete that value by simply double clicking on the field and press delete from keyboard. After you are done you can click ok.

8.) You can see the features are merged. you can also check attribute table.

9.) click on save layer edits buttons and then click on toggle editing button if you are done.

Merge two or more polygons, points or polyline of Shapefile

That is all about merging two features of shapefile whether it is polygon, polyline or point features. If you are getting any problem in performing the above steps, do comment below, we would try to solve the problem by discussing over here.

Download Free Shapefile Maps – Country Boundary Polygon, Rail-Road, Water polyline etc

Download Free Shapefile Maps – Shapefile is one of the most common and extensively use vector file format of GIS (Geographical Information System), developed by ESRI as an open Specification, which consist of collection of files viz .shp, .shx and .dbf extension with same prefix name. You might be hunting to Download free shapefile for completing either your small industrial work for POC or for academic project use or for any NGO work.

Download GIS Data From Here

Here you will find the links of best resources to Download Shapefile for free, either its polygon, polyline and point feature shapefile, covering different subjects like Administrative Area Boundaries, Roads, Railways, population etc across the world. You may also look to download Digital Terrain DEM.

Note: The Data Shapefile Downloaded from provided below link here, may or may not be authentic, accurate or incomplete. To check data correctness and accuracy, you need to research and recheck before using it. Also Shapefiles are downloaded for free from different organization or websites link and should be used according to
their respective terms and conditions, so please read T&C before using it for any purpose.

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Shapefile download link

  1. World Country Shapefile
  2.  Australia Shapefile download
  3. Argentina
  4. Brazil
  5. Download Shapefile of Canada
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  29. Download Shapefile of United States of America
  30. Vietnam

Download GIS Data of other states of the USA

If you are looking for any shapefile of country which is not listed above please comment below so that we can search in our pitara of shapefile. If we found we can upload it on the same.

Download Free Shapefile Maps – Country Boundary Polygon, Rail-Road, Water polyline etc

1.) Diva GIS

Website is developed by Robert Hijmans, which provides free Shapefile to download, covering around 244 countries. You can directly select the country and category of shapefile and press on OK button to start download. Subject Category option you will find here are Administrative Areas (Boundaries), Inland Water, Roads, RailRoads, Elevation, Land cover, population, Climate  and Gazetteer.

2.) GADM :

GADM is a spatial database of Global Administrative Areas, which covers all countries data defining boundaries such as provinces, taluk, departments, counties, krong etc. GADM listed around 253 countries currently, the different files formats are available along with shapefile such as Esri File Geodatabase, Geopackage(Spatial Lite), R(Spatial Polygon Dataframes), Google Earth .kmz and ESRI personal geodatabase. The coordinate reference system of each file is in longitude/latitude and the datum is WGS84.

3.) Natural Earth Data:

“Natural Earth is a public Domain Map data-set available at at 1:10m(Large scale data), 1:50m(medium scale data), and 1:110 million scales (Small Scale data).” Cultural, physical and raster category data can be downloaded from each scale. Data can be downloaded as shapefile (shp) or GeoDB or as SQLite. Natural Earth is maintained by Nathaneiel V. KELSO and Tom Patterson. Here is the screenshot of shapefile from QGIS (Quantum GIS) tool of 1:10m all shapefile layers uploaded at once.

QGIS View – Download Free Shapefile Maps

4.) Geofabrik:

Geofabrik provides the current data from the Openstreetmap database, which is available either for free as well as premium shapefiles. Data can be downloaded as .osm and .shp.zip file. Select the continent from the link provided for which you need to download the data. Further you can either select the country for filtering out more and hit the .shp.zip link to download the data.

5.) Open Street Map data

This service is created by Jochen Topf and Christoph Hormann. Following data sets and its subcategories shapefiles can be downloaded from this website.
a.) Coastline Data processing: It covers land polygons of the world area i.e continents and islands, Water polygon i.e polygon for ocean, seas and other water bodies and coastlines as line strings.
b.) Generalized data sets: This section provides you to download Generalized coastline polygon shapefiles.
c.) Antarctic icesheet: Antarctic icesheet polygons and icesheet outlines can be obtained from here.

6.) Gis-Lab info:

World data shapefile can be downloaded from GIS lab. This global data are separated into 4 parts i.e Eur, Noa, Soa and Sas Zones, which you can see the image provided below. This data shapefile is in zipped with 7z compressor and all data are in Latitude / Longitude and WGS84 coordinate system.

Select different zone to Download Free Shapefile Maps

7.) MapCruzin:

While the website does not look user friendly, you need to hunt over different country shapefiles at different area. Both free as well as paid Shapefile can be obtained and downloaded given.

8.) Sedac data:

SocioEconomic Data and Applications Center provides data as zipfile of ESRI File geodatabases or shapefiles, and have decimal degree geographic coordinates system with datum WGS84 (world Geodetic System spheroid of 1984). Continent based regional data is available as shown below. Before downloading the data, you need to register and sign in to their system.

Continent Based data – Download Free Shapefile

9.) Marine Regions:

If you are working on Sea or marine related subject, this website may help you to get the direct data to link to the relevant website from which you can get the shapefile maps data.

It might be possible that the data which you might have downloaded from website provided here, can be of different format which was not required. For this, you can refer to following articles where you can convert different GIS data format to any of it.

Convert KML to shapefile

Convert Shapefile to KML

Convert Shapefile to GeoJSON

Convert GeoJSON to topojson

Merging two or more than two Shapefile

You may also find these links which makes you to download free shapefile map for particular region:

Is the above provided links are not fulfilling your need. Than the best option you can opt for is to create your own shapefile with the help of QGIS and openstreetmap. You can easily download the data from their and then edit it make it more clear according to your requirement. If you are new to QGIS then let me provide you some tutorial link which helps you to digitize the OSM data and create shapefile.

For what purpose you need to download shapefiles? Which project you are working on? Which website you to get the map data? Do share your valuable thoughts by commenting below. I hope that the above list have definitely helped you in finding the right website to get free shapefile download, while their might be possibilities that I have not listed some of the website which should be present in the list. Please help us by providing those links by commenting below.

Different ways to convert Shapefile to GeoJSON – Online or Offline or API

Convert Shapefile to GeoJSON. Shapefile, ESRI made a standard vector file format which is largely adopted in the field of GIS by programmers and geographers . While GeoJSON is also an open standard format designed for Web which largely supported with GIS JavaScript API, other programming API and with GIS (Geographic Information System) software tools too, for easily rendering. GeoJSON is based on JavaScript Object Notation. Here we will explore different methods to convert the files online, or offline or with the help of API which programmers can make use of.

You may be interested to refer following articles:

Different ways to convert Shapefile to GeoJSON

I.) Online Method : Convert Shapefile to GeoJSON:

The simplest and fast way to access the internet is through the online method, as you don’t need to install and configure any tool on your PC. Just drag the Shapefile files, one click on button and convert to GeoJSON. There are many website which provides the tool to convert the files by browsing them to server side and convert and also some client side conversion too. Lets explore the list, which is only client side as client side conversion will secure your file and doesn’t take your data pack for uploading the file:

A.) MAPOG Converter Tool :

IGIS Map tool is one stop solution for all GIS data analysis and conversion.

 Shapefile to Geojson Conversion

  •  Go to the tool MapOG Converter Tool.
  •  If you are already registered then login otherwise sign up.
  • Once get register tap on Converter Button Shown in figure.

  • Upload the Shapefile from data set or Google Drive or Drop Box or already added in drive then choose the file. Lets we want to convert already uploaded file from My Drive then select the file.

  • Tap the file and new window will appear shown below.

  • Select the desired Output in our case choose Geojson. You can also change CRS. Now tap on Convert file button.

  • It will so the table in the next step. You can directly download the converted file or you can check it through clicking on publish button.

  • Below is the screen of published Geojson file.

Whole process is same from new uploaded file from data set or from google drive or from drop box. If you face any problem ping us at website.

You might be interested in Query on Geojson data file then try our tool IGIS Map tool.

This is presented by Engineer Philosophy pvt. ltd, working in GIS Sector an IT company. What you need to do is to just Register, login and upload only .shp and .dbf file and then export the uploaded layer to GeoJSON file by just selecting the option which appear at upper right corner in Navigation bar. You can also explore the attribute table from the website directly and filter the same which no other online tool provides.

different ways to convert Shapefile to Geojson – Online or Offline or API

Not only this, but you can classify the Map according to the shapefile dbf attributes and automatically classify and color it. The classified map can be exported as Scalable Vector Graphics i.e svg file.

Disclaimer: The above project is handled by me and my team and the project is in beta phase while you can definetly convert the shapefile to GeoJSON at client side securing your shapefile data. I would welcome your suggestion to improve the tool by commenting below or contacting me.

B.) Map Shapper : 

Map Shapper is the best tool which we should refer first. It is the best online tool which also handles large shapefiles and renders it quickly. Its an open source project and is licensed under MPL 2.0. Just drag the shapefile or zipped shapefile which will render the shapefile on map and can be further exported as geojson file with the option provided in tool itself.

With No doubt Map Shaper is much more better than any other tool for now, while the only reason why I placed this tool in second place just because the first tool was my own tool which provides more option for classifying the map, see all attributes in the data table and also exported as svg file.

2.) Offline Method – Convert Shapefile to GeoJSON in QGIS:

You must have installed QGIS  (Quantum GIS) before performing the provided steps. You may also look over other tutorial in QGIS.

1.) Open QGIS Desktop and Select Layer -> Add Layer -> Add Vector Layer or click on Add Vector layer icon appears at the upper left in the application.

different ways to convert Shapefile to Geojson – Online or Offline or API

2.) Select the zipped shapefile or any of file i.e .shp or .dbf or .shx by browing the folder. Note, that all the three files i.e .shp, .dbf and .shx file should be present in the same foder with same name.

3.) Once uploaded, the map will be rendered and showed in QGIS application. Now navigate to Layer menu and select Save As option or just from the layers panel select the layer and right click from it to select Save As option.

4.) A window pop up will opne up. From the window just select the GeoJSON format and provide the name of the file in the input box as shown in the image provided below. Save the file. It will export the file in GeoJSON format.

3.) Offline Method – Convert Shapefile to GeoJSON with command line ogr2ogr tool:

Firstly you need to install an ogr2ogr tool of GDAL which is a GIS utlitly command line tool so as to convert one file to another. Now if the ogr2ogr is installed globally check by simple tying the ogr2ogr in command line if it is working or not. Or if it residing in some file system you need to navigate to ogr2ogr file and type in the same in command line. Now Just type in the following:

  • “ogr2ogr -f GeoJSON -t_srs crs:84 [name].geojson [name].shp”

To get more option list and format you may see this gdal org link.

This tool will be helpful if you want to convert bulk files from shapefile to geojson. You can refer the .sh script found at github.

4.) Convert Shapefile to GeoJSON -API or library:

Shapefile is a binary file and cannot be viewed directly in notepad or textpad as like with GeoJSON file. So if you want to create your own API, to convert Shapefile to GeoJSON you should first have a knowledge of how to read the binary shapefile. You may refer to some of the articles which I have written some post which would help you to get the basic knowledge to know the format of files and read.

You may further refer to some of the best Shapefile to GeoJSON converter API which is open source project:

https://github.com/wavded/js-shapefile-to-geojson :  This is dedicated library to convert to GeoJSON, created by Marc Harter and Licensed with MIT.

https://github.com/gipong/shp2geojson.js : This library is also MIT Licensed and is inspired by the above wavded library which uploads zipped file of shapefile. The library provided an example to use with leaflet js.

https://github.com/mbloch/mapshaper : Map Shaper as desricbed above is licensed under MPL 2.0 and can be very useful if you want to convert to GeoJSON as well as TopoJSON.

Hope this article helped you. If are facing some problem in converting the shapefile to geojson do comment below with the problem statement. We will definitely look over that. Also you can provide your valuable comment below if you are using any other library or tool to cover the same.

Merge more than two Shapefile in QGIS

Merge more than two Shapefile in QGIS. Do you want to merge two or more than two Shapefile? Do all the Shapefile are of same shape type i.e the Shapefile which can be merged with each other should have an identical shape, i.e either  “Point”, “Line” or “Polygon”? Do Shapefile all 3 files i.e .shx, .shp and .dbf are available? Then let us move to QGIS (Quantum GIS), an Open source Geographic information System Software. If not installed in your system, one of the way to install QGIS, with OSGeo4W provides or either you can install QGIS with standalone software. Let us move to Merge more than two Shapefile:

You may also find how to merge two or more than two features in shapefile.  Also you may read more tutorials in QGIS.

Merge more than two Shapefile in QGIS

1.) Take and copy all Shapefiles to a common folder which you want to merge.

2.) Open up QGIS desktop and select the following from the menu :

  • Vector -> Data Management tools -> merge shapefile to one, which will open up new window “Merge Shapefiles”, as shown below.

Merge more than two Shapefile in QGIS

3.) Now select the browse input directory to the folder you created which include all Shapefile that you need to copy. Also browse the Output directory for getting the new merged Shapefile, and name the output file, as shown below:

Merge more than two Shapefile in QGIS

4.) Press Ok. It will process your all shapefile and merge it to one. Finished.

  • Note: New .dbf file will contain sum of column of two shapfefile minus common column.

Here you can see the output of two merged Shapefile of Road and Rail Route of India.

1.) Road Shapefile of india

India Road – Merge more than two Shapefile in QGIS

2.) Rail Route Shapefile

India Rail – Merge more than two Shapefile in QGIS

3.) Final Output : Merged Shapefile :

Merge more than two Shapefile in QGIS

Hope this helps you to merge two or more shapefile with the help of QGIS tool. You can also find QGIS operation to convert Shapefile to GeoJSONconvert kml to Shapefile and Shapefile to KML. If you find any problem on implementing the above steps do comment below. Your suggestions are always welcome as comment.

c++ program to read shapefile header

c++ program to read shapefile header. Shapefile can be read if you know the format of Shapefile files i.e of .shp, .shx, and .dbf file. ESRI provided technical description of the Shapefile files which describes very clearly about the format of storage of data in all three formats i.e .shp, .shx and .dbf. You can also interpret and take the advantage to make simple GIS tool which can read and edit Shapefile properly. Here is the link of the Shapefile technical descrption :
ESRI Technical Discription. This program reads only Shapefile .shp header, which includes file code, length, version, bounding box coordinates and the type of shape Shapefile you loaded. You can also find simple program that just reads about bounding box of that shapefile. The code is explained with the comments provided in all function that you found.

c++ program to read shapefile header:

#include<iostream>
#include<stdio.h>
#include<conio.h>

using namespace std;

class ByteConverter
{
    public:
        //Convert 32 bits which is stored in BigEndian format to integer. This is performed with the help of bit operation i.e left shifting and operating or.
    static int32_t bigEndianIntRead(char *fileBuf, int startIndex)
    {
        return (((fileBuf[startIndex + 0] & 0xff) << 24) | ((fileBuf[ + 1] & 0xff) << 16)| ((fileBuf[startIndex + 2] & 0xff) << 8) | ((fileBuf[startIndex + 3] & 0xff)));
    }
    //Convert 32 bits which is stored in BigEndian format to integer. This is performed with the help of bit operation i.e left shifting and operating or.
    static int32_t littleEndianIntRead(char *fileBuf, int startIndex)
    {
        return (((fileBuf[startIndex + 3] & 0xff) << 24) | ((fileBuf[startIndex + 2] & 0xff) << 16) | ((fileBuf[startIndex + 1] & 0xff) << 8) | ((fileBuf[startIndex + 0] & 0xff)));
    }
    //Convert 64 bits or 8 Byte which is stored in BigEndian format to integer. This is performed with the help of bit operation i.e left shifting and operating or.
    static double littleEndianDoubleRead(char *fileBuf,int startIndex)
    {
        double convert;
        char *add;
        int j;
        add = new char();
        j=-1;
        for(int i=startIndex; i<startIndex+8; i++)
        {
            j++;
            add[j] = fileBuf[i];
        }
        convert = *reinterpret_cast<double * const>(add);
        return convert;
    }
};

//Class HeaderShapefile have all funtion implemented to desribe every field of shapefile header file.
class HeaderShapefile
{
    public:
        //filecode describes the code of .shp file. As described in Shapefile Technical description of ESRI, filecode
        //value is always constant and should have 9994 value.
    static int32_t fileCode(char*fileBuf, int startIndex)
    {
        return ByteConverter::bigEndianIntRead(fileBuf,startIndex);
    }

        //File length contains Length of the file field
    static int32_t fileLength(char*fileBuf, int startIndex)
    {
       return ByteConverter::bigEndianIntRead(fileBuf,startIndex);
    }
        //Version function
    static int32_t version(char*fileBuf, int startIndex)
    {
        return ByteConverter::littleEndianIntRead(fileBuf,startIndex);
    }
        //Function shapeType describes the type of the shape. It returns an 32 bit integer
        //value. This integer is then matched with the cooresponding shape as described in ESRI shapefile pdf
    static int32_t shapeType(char*fileBuf, int startIndex)
    {
        return ByteConverter::littleEndianIntRead(fileBuf,startIndex);
    }

    //This remaning funtion of the class will calculate the bounding box coordinates of the shapefile.
    //Following values i.e x and y minimum and maximum values also with z and m minimum
    // and maximum values are obtained.


    static double dimensionXMin(char*fileBuf, int startIndex)
    {
        return ByteConverter::littleEndianDoubleRead(fileBuf,startIndex);
    }

    static double dimensionYmin(char*fileBuf, int startIndex)
    {
        return ByteConverter::littleEndianDoubleRead(fileBuf, startIndex);
    }

    static double dimensionXmax(char*fileBuf, int startIndex)
    {
        return ByteConverter::littleEndianDoubleRead(fileBuf, startIndex);
    }

    static double dimensionYmax(char*fileBuf, int startIndex)
    {
        return ByteConverter::littleEndianDoubleRead(fileBuf, startIndex);
    }

    static double dimensionZmin(char*fileBuf, int startIndex)
    {
        return ByteConverter::littleEndianDoubleRead(fileBuf, startIndex);
    }

    static double dimensionZmax(char*fileBuf, int startIndex)
    {
       return ByteConverter::littleEndianDoubleRead(fileBuf, startIndex);
    }

    static double dimensionMmin(char*fileBuf, int startIndex)
    {
       return ByteConverter::littleEndianDoubleRead(fileBuf, startIndex);
    }

    static double dimensionMmax(char*fileBuf, int startIndex)
    {
       return ByteConverter::littleEndianDoubleRead(fileBuf, startIndex);
    }
};

class SizeOfFile
{
    public:
        //This function finds the size of file in Byte
    static long sizeOfFiles(FILE *file)
    {
            long l, e;
            l = ftell(file);
            fseek(file, 0, 2);
            e = ftell(file);
            fseek(file, l, 0);
            return e;
    }
};

int main()
{
    int32_t filecodes, fileLengths, shapeTypes, versions;
    double xmin, ymin, xmax, ymax, mmin, mmax, zmin, zmax;
    string shape;
    char *filePath = "map.shp";
	char*fileBuf;			// Pointer to our buffered data
	FILE *file = NULL;		// File pointer
	// Open the file in binary mode using the "rb" format string
	// This also checks if the file exists and/or can be opened for reading correctly
	if ((file = fopen(filePath, "rb")) == NULL)
		cout << "Could not open specified file" << endl;
	else
		cout << "File opened successfully" << endl;

	// Get the size of the file in bytes
	long fileSize = SizeOfFile::sizeOfFiles(file);

	// Allocate space in the buffer for the whole file
	fileBuf = new char[fileSize];

	// Read the file in to the buffer
	fread(fileBuf, fileSize, 1, file);

	// Now that we have the entire file buffered, we can take a look at some binary infomation

	cout<<"File size = " <<fileSize;
	cout<<"File size get = "<<fileBuf;

    filecodes = HeaderShapefile::fileCode(fileBuf,0);
    fileLengths = HeaderShapefile::fileLength(fileBuf,24);
    versions = HeaderShapefile::version(fileBuf,28);
    shapeTypes = HeaderShapefile::shapeType(fileBuf,32);
    xmin = HeaderShapefile::dimensionXMin(fileBuf,36);
    ymin = HeaderShapefile::dimensionYmin(fileBuf,44);
    xmax = HeaderShapefile::dimensionXmax(fileBuf,52);
    ymax = HeaderShapefile::dimensionYmax(fileBuf,60);
    zmin = HeaderShapefile::dimensionZmin(fileBuf,68);
    zmax = HeaderShapefile::dimensionZmax(fileBuf,76);
    mmin = HeaderShapefile::dimensionMmin(fileBuf,84);
    mmax = HeaderShapefile::dimensionMmax(fileBuf,92);

    /*****************HEADER SHAPEFILE DETAIL*********************/

    cout<<endl<<"/*****************HEADER SHAPEFILE DETAIL*********************/";

    cout<<endl<<"File code = "<<filecodes<<endl;
    cout<<"File Length = "<<fileLengths<<endl;
    cout<<"Version = "<<versions<<endl;

    //This shapefile shapetypes can be found in the technical discription.
    switch(shapeTypes)
    {
        case 0:
            shape = "Null Shape";
            break;
        case 1:
            shape = "Point";
            break;
        case 3:
            shape = "Poly Line";
            break;
        case 5:
            shape = "Polygon";
            break;
        case 8:
            shape = "MultiPoint";
            break;
        case 11:
            shape = "PointZ";
            break;
        case 13:
            shape = "PolyLineZ";
            break;
        case 15:
            shape = "PolygonZ";
            break;
        case 18:
            shape = "MultiPointZ";
            break;
        case 21:
            shape = "PointM";
            break;
        case 23:
            shape = "PolyLineM";
            break;
        case 25:
            shape = "PolygonM";
            break;
        case 28:
            shape = "MultiPointM";
            break;
        case 31:
            shape = "MultiPatch";
            break;
        default:
            shape = "Wrong match found";
            break;
    }
    cout<<"Shape Type = "<<shape<<endl;

    cout<<endl<<"************* Bounding Box **************"<<endl;
    cout<<"X minimum = "<<xmin<<endl;
    cout<<"Y minimum = "<<ymin<<endl;
    cout<<"X maximum = "<<xmax<<endl;
    cout<<"Y maximum = "<<ymax<<endl;
    cout<<"Z minimum = "<<zmin<<endl;
    cout<<"Z maximum = "<<zmax<<endl;
    cout<<"M minimum = "<<mmin<<endl;
    cout<<"M maximum = "<<mmax<<endl;

	cin.get();
	delete[]fileBuf;
        fclose(file);   // Almost forgot this
	return 0;
}

Output of c++ program to read shapefile header:

c++ program to read shapefile header

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